(drumroll, please)....For the first time ever, I am participating in a 24-Hour Readathon! Woohoo! You can read all about Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon here and see who else is participating. I live in Delaware in the U.S.
In truth, my version will be more like a 12-hour readathon, with a break for my daily nap. Because of my chronic illness, I can't actually skip any of my usual sleep and stay up reading the whole time, like some do, but the organizers assured me this is just fine - everyone does it their own way!
In fact, I also don't have any special snacks planned - again, because of my illness, it's important for me to stick to my usual diet and meals. I've already spent an hour making & eating breakfast for/with my family (though I was listening to my audio book while cooking!) and was planning to make dinner, too...but we do have LOADS of leftovers from a retirement party my husband hosted for a friend last night, so maybe we will just eat chicken fingers, mini crab cakes, veggies & hummus, and chips & salsa for dinner again tonight!
I also don't have huge stacks of books to post for today - just the few I am working on right now, since I have a backlog and am trying to get to several books in time for their respective discussions in book groups - yes, I belong to too many of them! (but it's fun)
Finally, I have my trusty iPod loaded with a new book that I started yesterday, The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick, a gripping middle-grade novel about what happens when a solar flare knocks out all the power. So far, it is riveting & the book I am most looking forward to today. I will listen to this audio book when I am cooking or doing other necessary tasks today - squeezing out every bit of book time!
So, those are my plans. My husband is going to join me (to some degree) - he's reading now but says he MUST finish The Walking Dead today, too (Readathon coincides with our cable's Watchathon Week!). Now, I need to go finish up Queenie Hennessy - I'll check in later to let you know how it's going.
Have you ever participated in a readathon? Did you enjoy it?